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The Ebola virus kills more than 200 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the tenth Ebola outbreak has infected 326 people since August.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has more than 200 deaths since the beginning of the 10th Ebola outbreak in August. "The cumulative number of cases is 326, of which 291 have been confirmed and 35 are likely, with a total of 201 deaths" and "98 cases have been improved", says the announcement by the Congolese Health Minister on Saturday.

The tenth epidemic

On the previous day, the toll was 319 cases and 198 deaths in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, which exceeded the first epidemic (318 cases and 224 deaths) found in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976 in 1976 in Ecuador province.

The tenth Ebola epidemic broke out on August 1 in Mangina, North Kivu province. The episode of the epidemic quickly switched to Ben, the rebels of Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and many other armed groups operating in the Democratic Republic of the Eastern Congo.

Attacks from the armed groups

On Friday, the UN peacekeepers warned that these armed groups would not block the fight against Ebola virus in this part of the country at the end of a joint visit with the WHO Chief Executive Officer.

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Congolese Minister of Health Dr. Ilunga stated in his special message that "no other epidemic in the world has been as complex as we currently live in" the Beni region (North Kivu).

Respondents have been subjected to threats, physical assaults, repeated destruction and kidnapping, he said. "Two of the Rapid Response Medical Unit's colleagues have even lost their lives in an attack."

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